COURTEOUS DRIVER

Another year has come to an end. And, with that, a new year begins, bringing hope and a fresh new start to be the person that you really want to be. Becoming a kinder, gentler person (like Ghandi, only without the shaved head and lack of appetite). This New Years Eve, on my resolution list,…

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CHILD IN A HOT CAR

I really don’t know what exactly created change or forward thinking in regards to leaving a child in a hot car. Perhaps it was a slow evolution over time. When I was a kid, our Mom would leave us in the hot car for hours and go into the grocery store, with no problems. If…

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CARS IN FLOODS

Hurricane season is upon us. The news has already been reporting flash floods and cars being washed away, with people trapped inside. Which for many, is their worst nightmare. It is crucial to be prepared with a solid evacuation plan for these kinds of emergency situations. One thing you should do is purchase a glass…

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AVOID CAR ACCIDENTS

If I were asked if there was any way to completely avoid car accidents, I would say yes. And then I would suggest that they should just stay home. We had driver education in high school. It was part of our curriculum. We could take physical education, or, we could choose an elective, which could…

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Auto Insurance

My car is old, but my insurance company still gives me auto insurance discounts for its “three” safety features (the air bags, anti-lock brakes and the anti-theft system).  So, with the latest safety features available now, I’m curious what discounts I would qualify for if I had a newer car. Of course, the real high-dollar…

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Auto Inspections

I often have discussions in my defensive driving class about the state’s requirement for auto inspections and the constant talk about doing away with non-commercial inspections or perhaps all vehicle inspections. I must admit that I am that person who kvetches every year, when it’s time to get my car inspected. However, if you think…

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Anti-Littering Program

Doesn’t it make you crazy when someone chunks trash out the window of their car? Well, if that irks you as much as it does me, you’ll be glad to know that there is a website promoting the Texas anti-littering program where you can report that litterbugging cockroach at www.dontmesswithtexas.org. Not only can you report…

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